NOTICE: Scitation Maintenance Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Scitation will be unavailable on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM EST due to planned network maintenance.

Thank you for your patience during this process.

banner image
No data available.
Please log in to see this content.
You have no subscription access to this content.
No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.
1. W. W. Chadwick Jr., , K. V. Cashman, R. W. Embley, H. Matsumoto, R. P. Dziak, C. E. J. de Ronde, T. K. Lau, N. D. Deardorff, and S. G. Merle, “Direct video and hydrophone observations of submarine explosive eruptions at NW Rota-1 volcano, Mariana arc,” J. Geophys. Res. 113, B08S10 (2008).
2. J. A. Resing, R. W. Embley, and K. H. Rubin, “Eruptions in the NE Lau Basin,” Margins Newsl. 23, 1214 (2009).
3. R. P. Dziak, D. R. Bohnenstiehl, E. T. Baker, H. Matsumoto, J. Haxel, S. Walker, and M. Fowler, “Volcanic explosions, seismicity, and debris from the West and North Mata volcano complex, NE Lau Basin,” AGU 2010 Fall T13B2186 (2010).
4. C. C. Eriksen, T. J. Osse, R. D. Light, T. Wen, T. W. Lehman, P. L. Sabin, J. W. Ballard, and M. Chiodi, “Seaglider: A long-range autonomous underwater vehicle for oceanographic research,” IEEE J. Ocean. Eng. 26, 424436 (2001).
5. S. E. Moore, B. M. Howe, and M. L. Boyd, “Including whale call detection in standard ocean measurements: Application of acoustic Seagliders,” Mar. Technol. Soc. J. 41 (4), 5357 (Winter 2008/2009).
6. J. J. Sikora, “Sound propagation around underwater seamount,” Ph.D. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2009.
7. M. D. Collins, “A split-step Padé solution for the parabolic equation method,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 93, 17361742 (1993).
8. H. Matsumoto, S. E. Stalin, R. W. Embley, J. H. Haxel, D. R. Bohnenstiehl, R. P. Dziak, C. Meinig, J. A. Resing, and N. M. Delich, “Hydroacoustics of a submarine eruption in the northeast Lau Basin using an acoustic glider,” Oceans 16, 20–23 (Sept. 2010) .
9. E. J. Etter, Underwater acoustic modeling (Elsevier, New York/Amsterdam, 1991), pp. 5254.
10. R. A. Sohn, S. C. Web, and J. A. Hildebrand, “Fine-scale seismic structure of the shallow volcanic crust on the East Pacific Rise at 9°50′N,” J. Geophys. Res. 109,(2004).

Data & Media loading...


Article metrics loading...



An underwater glider with an acoustic data logger flew toward a recently discovered erupting submarine volcano in the northern Lau basin. With the volcano providing a wide-band sound source, recordings from the two-day survey produced a two-dimensional sound level map spanning 1 km (depth) × 40 km(distance). The observed sound field shows depth- and range-dependence, with the first-order spatial pattern being consistent with the predictions of a range-dependent propagation model. The results allow constraining the acoustic source level of the volcanic activity and suggest that the glider provides an effective platform for monitoring natural and anthropogenic oceansounds.


Full text loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address

Oops! This section, does not exist...

Use the links on this page to find existing content.

752b84549af89a08dbdd7fdb8b9568b5 journal.articlezxybnytfddd
Scitation: Mapping the sound field of an erupting submarine volcano using an acoustic glider